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Black Rhino Extinct
2013-11-08 10:27:20

The western black rhino is now officially extinct, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

2013-11-06 23:31:57

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Hunting Black Rhinos To Save Them
2013-10-28 11:16:09

A safari hunting group out of Texas is auctioning off a permit to kill one black rhino in Namibia, with the proceeds from the auction ironically going toward saving the endangered animals.

Uganda Lion Populations Declining
2013-10-24 16:17:55

African lions are a powerful symbol of the continent’s untamed wilderness, but these majestic cats may not be strong enough to maintain healthy populations.

Big Cats Love Calvin Klein's Obsession
2013-10-15 04:12:03

While the jury’s still out on which cologne is more appealing to women, researchers from the Bronx Zoo in New York have discovered that Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is the most effective fragrance on the market at appealing to large feline species.

2013-10-10 23:25:52

Zookeepers are thrilled with the new additions as this is the third litter of pups within the last year. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

2013-10-03 23:33:26

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Mother-Raised Chimps Have Higher Social IQ Than Orphans
2013-09-06 16:48:44

You’ve probably heard the phrase “mother knows best,” but may not have realized that it applies to chimpanzees as well as humans.

Cheetahs Adapt To Prey Hunting Strategy
2013-09-05 12:06:37

Cheetah's are already the world's fastest land animal, but new research shows that they are also able to adapt to the escape tactics of their prey.


Latest Fauna of Africa Reference Libraries

African Wild Ass, Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length of 6.6 feet, a height between 12.1 and 14.1 hands at the shoulders, and a weight between 510 and...

Agile Mangabey, Cercocebus agilis
2014-04-17 14:22:44

The Agile Mangabey (Cercocebus agilis) is an Old World monkey of the White-Eyelid Mangabey group located in swampy forests of Central Africa in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and DR Congo. Until the year 1978, it was considered a subspecies of the Tana River Mangabey (C. galeritus). More recently, the Golden-Bellied Mangabey (C. chrysogaster) has been thought of as a separate species rather than a subspecies of the Agile Mangabey. This...

Sooty Mangabey, Cercocebus atys
2014-04-17 14:17:40

The Sooty Mangabey (Cercocebus atys) is an Old World monkey located in forests from Senegal east to Ghana. While overall rated as Vulnerable, the eastern race, lunulatus, known also as the White-Crowned, White-Naped, or White-Collared Mangabey, is considered to be Endangered by the IUCN Red List. They Sooty Mangabey reside in both old growth and secondary forests in addition to flooded, dry, swamp, mangrove, and gallery forests. The primate is arboreal and diurnal. They are omnivores whose...

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

Eastern Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii
2014-04-16 12:09:35

The eastern chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii), a subspecies of the common chimpanzee, is a primate that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It prefers to reside in trees, but it can also be seen on the ground. Adult eastern chimpanzees can reach an average weight between 88 and 143 pounds, with males reaching an average height of 63 inches and females reaching a height...

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Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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